2021 09 02

Good morning.


"For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do."

(Ephesians 2:10)


Doing these good works is easier some days than others.


The writer of the book of Hebrews gives us a list of people in chapter 11 who lived the lives planned and marked out for them - Noah, Abraham, Moses, Gideon, David, Samuel. It was not plain sailing for any of them. Yet, we are told, they were all commended for their faith. They persevered.


We too must persevere. The first 3 verses of Hebrews 12 are written to encourage us to not grow weary and lose heart.

"Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart."


You can do it. "if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you." (Romans 8:11)


God bless you as you live for Him today.


Blessings.

Mike and Daphne

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